Day 7: Balance? What's that? #NaBloPoMo

I didn't actually skip Day 6, I just happened to do it on my personal blog and wrote about my new sponsor child through Compassion International. I meant to come and post it here, too, but then I didn't because I'm a bum. And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming... The Prompt: Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life? So, I'm not actually that great at this....more

How do I balance my children, work life , relationships?

                                    How do I manage my family time,my work time, and my relationship?  Well, this is going to be easy! For starters, my kids are in school now(and I don't mean pre-school). I get plenty of "me" time! So during the week until about 3p.m.  I've got a lot of time on my hands....more

Bedtime Stories

     There is something magical about curling up in bed with your kids and reading a bedtime story together.  I started this tradition as soon as my kids were born.  It is our longest family tradition.  I knew all the great things it would do for my kids, but I didn't know all the great things it would do for me....more

Sunday Social - Felice

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home   Sunday Social - Felice   Next one down on my siggy line...Anne, Wife of Fred for 23 yearsMom of:Patrick (16)James (16)Rosie (13)Bella(14)Julie (13)Daniel (12)My children around the world:Milly in Taiwan...more

Crock-pot vs. Debt

I am a big fan of my crock-pot this time of year. Last week I made a pot roast with potatoes, apples, and carrots using nutmeg and cinnamon as a rub. It was so easy to throw together and surprisingly delicious. But I can honestly say I never thought to compare a crock-pot to credit card debt....more

Saturday Reading: On Family and Football

If you play football. If you coach football. If you're married to someone who coaches football. If you've ever wanted to coach football...I highly suggest you read this.It's long, but the ending is so worth it....more

We Know Better

So, my husband and I have gotten into a very silly habit. We do something that we both know is a very bad idea. Come on by and find out what - and tell me how you do it. Full post here. :)...more

Please Help! All Children deserve a family

When we traveled to Ethiopia to pick up Little Sister we met so many amazing kids. Almost all of whom were waiting for their families to come and pick them up. There were a few that did not yet have families. I was able to help two of the children without families to get families. I emailed back and forth with moms who were considering these kids. Who wanted to know a little about the kids' personalities or about their needs. To make sure they were the right family for these kids. One little boy I clearly remember talking to his (now) mom and hearing her decide that she would go get him....more

NaBloPoMo Day 1 and 2

Day 1....more

Baileys and Things ...more